Lineups

Chelsea

( 4-4-2 )

  • 16. E. Mendy

  • 15. K. Zouma

  • 28. Azpilicueta

  • 21. B. Chilwell

  • 6. Thiago Silva

  • 7. N. Kanté Yellow Card

    64'
  • 10. C. Pulisic Yellow Card

  • 22. H. Ziyech

    64'
  • 17. M. Kovačić Yellow Card

    77'
  • 19. M. Mount

  • 11. T. Werner

Substitutes

  • 1. Kepa

  • 2. A. Rüdiger

  • 33. Emerson

  • 29. K. Havertz

    77'
  • 23. B. Gilmour

    64'
  • 5. Jorginho

  • 9. T. Abraham

  • 20. C. Hudson-Odoi Goal

    64'
  • 18. O. Giroud

England - Premier League

45' C. Pulisic 45' Yellow Card 45'  C. Pulisic 53' N. Kanté 53' Yellow Card 53'  N. Kanté 71' M. Kovačić 71' Yellow Card 71'  M. Kovačić 90' Bernardo Silva 90' Yellow Card 90'  Bernardo Silva 18' İ. Guendogan 18' Goal 18'   Guendogan İ. Guendogan 21' P. Foden 21' Goal 21'   Foden P. Foden 34' K. De Bruyne 34' Goal 34'   De Bruyne K. De Bruyne 90' C. Hudson-Odoi 90' Goal 90'   Hudson-Odoi C. Hudson-Odoi
Chelsea

Chelsea

1 - 3

Manchester City

Manchester City

  • 18'
    0 - 1
  • 21'
    0 - 2
  • 34'
    0 - 3
  • HT
    0 - 3
  • 90
    1 - 3
  • Date: 03/01/2021
  • Time: 16:30
  • Venue: Stamford Bridge
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
Chelsea v Manchester City - Preview

Date published: 1/3/2021 1:05:28 PM

Chelsea v Manchester City - Preview

Chelsea could welcome Hakim Ziyech back against Manchester City

Hakim Ziyech could make his comeback from a hamstring injury in Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.

Morocco forward Ziyech has been out since December 5 but has returned to training and could start at Stamford Bridge.

Defender Reece James is sidelined because of a minor hamstring problem.

City will be without the five first-team players who have tested positive for coronavirus since Christmas Day.

Of the five now in isolation, so far only right-back Kyle Walker and striker Gabriel Jesus have been named.

Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan suffered a foot injury against Newcastle on Boxing Day but that is not thought to be serious.

Chelsea provisional squad: Mendy, Caballero, Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Christensen, Tomori, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Gilmour, Mount, Havertz, Ziyech, Hudson-Odoi, Anjorin, Pulisic, Abraham, Werner, Giroud.

Manchester City provisional squad: Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Cancelo, Stones, Laporte, Dias, Ake, Mendy, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Foden, De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez, Torres, Aguero, Doyle, Palmer, Bernabe, Delap.

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  • Premier League
  • Round 17
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Anthony Taylor
  • 03 Jan, 16:30

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Lineups

Chelsea
(4-4-2)
Manchester City
(4-3-3)
  • 16. E. Mendy

  • 15. K. Zouma

  • 28. Azpilicueta

  • 21. B. Chilwell

  • 6. Thiago Silva

  • 7. N. Kanté Yellow Card

    64'
  • 10. C. Pulisic Yellow Card

  • 22. H. Ziyech

    64'
  • 17. M. Kovačić Yellow Card

    77'
  • 19. M. Mount

  • 11. T. Werner

Substitutes

  • 1. Kepa

  • 2. A. Rüdiger

  • 33. Emerson

  • 29. K. Havertz

    77'
  • 23. B. Gilmour

    64'
  • 5. Jorginho

  • 9. T. Abraham

  • 20. C. Hudson-Odoi Goal

    64'
  • 18. O. Giroud

  • 13. Z. Steffen

  • 5. J. Stones

  • 27. João Cancelo

  • 3. Rúben Dias

  • 17. K. De Bruyne Goal

    86'
  • 8. İ. Guendogan Goal

    75'
  • 47. P. Foden Goal

    86'
  • 20. Bernardo Silva Yellow Card

  • 11. O. Zinchenko

  • 16. Rodri

  • 7. R. Sterling

Substitutes

  • 33. S. Carson

  • 79. L. Mbete-Tatu

  • 78. T. Harwood-Bellis

  • 22. B. Mendy

  • 25. Fernandinho

    75'
  • 10. S. Agüero

    86'
  • 48. L. Delap

  • 26. R. Mahrez

    86'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Manchester City vs Chelsea

This is a very close match-up.
In 10,000 simulations Manchester City won 31.3%, Chelsea won 35.7% and there was a 33.0% chance of a draw.
Overall, the average simulation score is Manchester City 0.9 to Chelsea 1.0.
In simulation wins, Manchester City averages 8.9 shots and 3.8 shots on goal.
They average 1.8 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
When Chelsea wins they average 6.9 shots and 3.5 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.

Chelsea v Manchester City

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    Chelsea 1 - 3 Manchester City - Match Report

    Date published: 1/4/2021 10:56:54 AM

    Man City first-half blitz sinks Chelsea and heaps pressure on Frank Lampard

    The visitors scored three times in the opening 35 minutes at Stamford Bridge.

    Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne all struck in the first half as Manchester City thumped Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge to heap pressure on Frank Lampard. 

    City shook off a clutch of positive coronavirus cases and Benjamin Mendy’s breach of social-distancing protocols to stun the Blues with three first-half goals inside the first 35 minutes in west London. 

    Callum Hudson-Odoi neatly netted a late consolation for the hosts, but Lampard’s men were second best in all departments.

    Pep Guardiola’s side stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches in all competitions, moving up to fifth in the Premier League.

    Chelsea by contrast have now managed just one win in six, slipping to eighth place.

     The Blues have now lost five of 17 league games, with the current stumbling form no doubt of growing concern. 

    Chelsea brought Lampard back to Stamford Bridge as head coach in summer 2019 and installed Petr Cech as a technical advisor with a view to a long-term overhaul.

    And the Blues will also remain calm on the summer’s £220million spending spree, given the club’s prior transfer ban. 

    But even in that context Lampard knows full well that the minimum standards are Champions League qualification and strong cup performances. 

    The manner of Chelsea’s first-half capitulation sent shock waves around Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

    Lampard must now pick up a frustrated squad to generate new confidence, momentum and results, to reverse the current plight.

     The visitors were without Ederson, Ferran Torres, Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus, Eric Garcia and Kyle Walker – and still won at a canter.

    Foden received a vigorous embrace from Guardiola on his second-half withdrawal, to toast a virtuoso performance and one that left Chelsea chasing first-half shadows.

    The hosts actually started the brighter and should arguably have had a penalty, when Rodri brought down Timo Werner in the box only for all the officials to overlook the incident entirely.

    Rodri had already been censured in bizarre fashion for what was highly questionably deemed a back-pass to league debutant goalkeeper Zack Steffen. The indirect free-kick was awarded outside the area, in another mistake by referee Anthony Taylor and his team of officials.

    City’s dominance was not long in materialising, though, with De Bruyne sounding the first warning by firing wide when he should have scored.

    Cancelo’s facile through-ball and De Bruyne’s miss sparked the first of a running first-half argument between Chelsea’s centre-backs Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma.

    Gundogan quickly handed City the lead, firing in on the turn after a neat ball into his feet from Foden.

    England youngster Foden then swept home De Bruyne’s low cross with a fine first touch just three minutes later.

    Chelsea’s heads clearly dropped after that second goal, and a wretched half worsened still further when De Bruyne drilled in too.

    One pass over the top left N’Golo Kante exposed and run ragged by Raheem Sterling, who had the calmness to cut back and whip goalwards having already raced half the field.

    Sterling’s fine effort rebounded off the post, and De Bruyne was first to the loose ball, controlling and slotting home.

    Gundogan still found the time to flick wide as City tore Chelsea open yet again, before the half-time whistle handed the humbled hosts a modicum of respite.

    The second-half came and went with precious little incident, save the unmarked Rodri failing to bury a header and Hudson-Odoi finishing smartly at the death.

    Lineups

    Manchester City

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 13. Z. Steffen

    • 5. J. Stones

    • 27. João Cancelo

    • 3. Rúben Dias

    • 17. K. De Bruyne Goal

      86'
    • 8. İ. Guendogan Goal

      75'
    • 47. P. Foden Goal

      86'
    • 20. Bernardo Silva Yellow Card

    • 11. O. Zinchenko

    • 16. Rodri

    • 7. R. Sterling

    Substitutes

    • 33. S. Carson

    • 79. L. Mbete-Tatu

    • 78. T. Harwood-Bellis

    • 22. B. Mendy

    • 25. Fernandinho

      75'
    • 10. S. Agüero

      86'
    • 48. L. Delap

    • 26. R. Mahrez

      86'